ESGI Lands President/COO for WAHVE
November 6, 2017 – Executive search firm ESGI has placed Bob Criscuolo as president and chief operating officer for Work At Home Vintage Experts (WAHVE) in Plantsville, CT. Evan Scott, president of the Washington, D.C.-headquartered recruiter, led the search.
“The candidates we included on the slate had to bring a track record of building a services-software company,” said Mr. Scott. “Bob is an expert in the execution of the full business development cycle including: initial firm introduction, selection of service team, proposal oversight/presentation, negotiations and delivery of service.”
Mr. Criscuolo is a much-respected CPA, Big Four alumnus with extensive experience delivering professional services to a diverse client base, said Mr. Scott. He also founded and sold several companies in the recruitment field. He hails from BDO-USA, where he was business development director. Previously, he was vice president at Aspire Financial Search. He has also served as president of ConleyMorgan and managing partner of Rylan Forbes Consulting Group.
At WAHVE, Mr. Criscuolo will have full profit and loss responsibilities and is expected to drive growth for the company into multiple vertical markets, said Mr. Scott.
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“Bob is the perfect fit for what we are trying to accomplish,” said Sharon Emek, founder and CEO. “He brings a track record of driving growth and building great teams.”
WAHVE’s talent solution services provide the opportunity for retiring professionals to continue their careers working from their home. “I was fascinated by the technology WAHVE developed to access talent in the over 50 age category,” said Mr. Scott. “They developed a very sophisticated platform and screening tools that allows customer to hire great people fast. As a Baby Boomer myself, I understand how much talent resides in our country among individuals who have retired but want to stay active. WAHVE is an important company that will facilitate putting talent and companies together for a more productive workforce and better quality of life.”
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“This search was unique as WAHVE is breaking new ground tapping into a specific demographic,” Mr. Scott said. “We began with a clean piece of paper and soon discovered that WAHVE was a software company and not a temp agency. The company is innovative and has gained recognition nationally as a first mover in this space.”
Established in 2000, ESGI specializes in the federal contracting and technology sectors. The firm has handled senior-level assignments with industry leaders such as CSRA, SAIC, Deloitte, CAP Gemini, CACI, PAE, Iron Mountain Federal and FCI Federal Solutions. ESGI is currently involved in finding senior-level talent in the cyber, cloud computing, data centers, analytics, intelligence and healthcare fields.
With nearly three decades of experience, Mr. Scott has helped numerous systems integrators, high-tech software and services companies, and small government contractors hire top-level executive talent. His clients have included blue-chip companies such as Lockheed Martin, Oracle, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Adobe, Unisys and SRA International. He has helped them fill positions ranging from the board of directors and corporate officers such as the CEO, COO and CFO to directors of federal operations, business development, sales and a host of other executive positions.
Contributed by Scott A. Scanlon, Editor-in-Chief; Dale M. Zupsansky, Managing Editor; Stephen Sawicki, Managing Editor; and Will Schatz, Managing Editor – Hunt Scanlon Media